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Sponsored by:
Norman Gladstone and Birgit Westergaard
Herb and Barbara Silber
Carole and Lucien Lieberman

American Birthright is an intimate, deep and joyous investigation that starts by asking “why marry Jewish?” and ends up exploring the subtler “why be Jewish?”. Director and producer Becky Tahel, a Jewish Israeli millennial working in Hollywood, found herself grappling with her sister’s recent engagement to a non-Jew. She felt judgmental of her sister and confused about intermarriage. Her documentary explores dialogue around love, faith, marriage, religion, and inclusiveness, as she travels around the world talking to rabbis, religious experts, mentors and family. What she ultimately finds changes the very course of her life.

Guest: Director, Becky Tahel Bordo
LIVE Q&A: Wednesday, March 9 at 8:30pm PST

Festivals and Awards

  • Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Screening Details

Film Info

DirectorBecky Tahel Bordo
Runtime 60 min
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew w/English subtitles
Genre , ,